Health Licences

Environment, Waste & Water

A regulatory role of the Timaru District Council’s Environmental Health Department is to protect the health of residents in the district.  According to the appropriate legislation, we register and inspect businesses such as:

  • Hairdressers
  • Beauty therapists, tattooists and skin piercers
  • Camping grounds
  • Funeral directors
  • Offensive trades

If you are a new business needing to register or have taken ownership of an existing business, please complete the Health Licence Application form (found in the 'Related Information' section) and submit to the council with the applicable fee payment. An Environmental Health Officer will then contact you to arrange a pre-opening inspection if applicable.

See below for further information or contact the council and ask for an Environmental Health Officer – 03 687 7200.

Application Forms

New Applications

Renewal Applications

Application Types


Hairdressers are required to register under the Hairdressers Regulations 1980.

The South Canterbury District Health Board offers information on the treatment of headlice.

Beauty Therapists, Tattooists and Skin Piercers

Chapter 18 of the Timaru District Council Consolidated By-law 2018 aims to prevent the transfer of communicable diseases such as Hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDS and bacterial skin infections via beautician practices, tattooing and skin piercing.

See the below documents for related information:

Camping Grounds

Camping grounds are required to be registered and must comply with Camping Grounds Regulations 1985.

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021